Bahrain invents podium drink

The winner of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will celebrate on the victory podium with a drink specially produced for the first Formula One race in the Middle East. In respect of the culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the...

The winner of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will celebrate on the victory podium with a drink specially produced for the first Formula One race in the Middle East.

In respect of the culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabic world, the first three drivers in the Grand Prix will celebrate their success not with champagne but with a special drink formulated for the occasion. "Warrd" is a unique blend of locally grown fruit - pomegranate and trinj mixed with rosewater, to produce a stunning juice with the taste and aroma of the island.

The carbonated drink Warrd was revealed to expectant members of the regional and international media who were visiting the circuit on Wednesday 31st March. Speaking at the tasting HE Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit said, "The winner's celebration after the Grand Prix is synonymous with the sport of Formula One. Here in Bahrain we want to keep the traditional ceremony for the winner but to do it with a non-alcoholic beverage that is in keeping with our culture and traditions."

"The winner's ceremony in Bahrain will therefore be a unique occasion in the FIA Formula One World Championship and will be yet another reminder of the traditions that make the Kingdom a memorable place to hold the Grand Prix."

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